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Copy of a letter, May 8, 1841, Joshua Richardson to David Magoun

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Copy of a letter, May 8, 1841, Joshua Richardson to David Magoun / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 7, page 204.

Maine shipbuilders required a vast supply of lumber. In this 1841 letter, Portland merchant shipper Joshua Richardson is seeking a buyer from Bangor for a load of Savannah [Georgia] ship timber.

Although timber was abundant in Maine, shipbuilders did make use of lumber from other states.

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